The Brood (1979)
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Canadian director David Cronenberg followed his graphic vampire variation Rabid with this multi-layered, speculative horror film which addresses the way the repressed demons of the psyche can force their way to the surface. Psychologist Dr. Raglan (Oliver Reed), director of the controversial Psychoplasmic Institute and author of the book "The Shape of Rage," encourages his patients to outwardly manifest their anger and fear (aided by some experimental drugs), which then takes physical shape as
May 25, 1979 Wide
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Dr. Hal Raglan
Robert A. Silverman
Man In Auditorium
John Pyper Ferguson
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Shedding the grindhouse skin of the early films for a cool-clinical sheen, Cronenberg exhumes the deformed feelings of relationships erected on circles of pain while locating a bruised new dignity in the characters caught in them
it's Cronenberg's Kramer Vs. Kramer - although Benton's film never featured dwarfish homicidal psychopaths amongst its methods for bridging irreconcilable differences.
Another terrifying gem from Cronenberg's early years
One of the great filmmaker's best films, and a stylistic -- if not budgetary -- breakthrough.
A definitive metaphor for the coldness and cruelty of acrimonious divorce.
One of Cronenberg's earliest and ickiest explorations of our fragile flesh.
Canadian splatter-movie auteur David Cronenberg was a lot more interesting when he made movies for drive-ins instead of arthouses, and this visionary horror film ranks among his most disturbing, provocative work.
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